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Super Packable Lunches for Those Early Lunch Blocks

By The Room 241 Team January 16, 2020

When you’re at work, lunch feels like it cannot come soon enough — unless of course you’re a teacher with that crazy 10:30 am lunch block. Somehow leftover taco meat just doesn’t have the same appeal that early in the day. So what do you pack when your scheduled lunch is more like a brunch?… Read More

Turn Your Car Into a Retreat for Your Senses With Essential Oils

By The Room 241 Team January 3, 2020

Between caring for students and caring for family, sometimes the only alone time we get is those few minutes in the car on the way to or from work. But guess what? It’s still ALONE time and it should be celebrated and treated like the sacred gift it is. Make the most of this time… Read More

Pencils have erasers for a reason. Mistakes are a part of life. Mistakes mean we’re learning. We’re trying. We are pushing ourselves in new and sometimes uncomfortable ways. That’s the whole point. And, when we flip the switch on our perspective, we realize that mistakes truly are blessings in disguise — and those blessings may… Read More

12 Days of Balance

By Darri Stephens December 23, 2019

You’ve heard of the 12 Days of Christmas but this year, how about trying the 12 Days of Balance? We know that there are never enough minutes in a day to get our professional work done, never mind personal to-dos. Plus, many educators are truly passionate about their jobs and research shows that creative jobs… Read More

The Healing Benefits of Practicing Hydrotherapy at Home

By Ashley Previte December 23, 2019

The use of water to heal the body and comfort the mind is as old as the Greek myths you may be teaching your students.  Hydrotherapy is used for rehabilitation, chronic pain, and musculoskeletal disorders — and spas around the world have added it to their menu of services to aid in detoxification, tension release,… Read More

Room 241’s Recommended Reading List

By The Room 241 Team December 21, 2019

It may not be summertime, but we wanted to curate a reading list of stories featuring teachers who exemplify grit, resilience, and scrappiness, as they face the multi-faceted demands of teaching. These fiction and non-fiction recommendations are designed to inspire you and let you know that you’re not alone in helping our kids today do… Read More

6 Tips to Incorporate Mindfulness Into the Everyday

By The Room 241 Team December 20, 2019

Adding mindfulness to your life can create a calm in the storm, help you become more present, and train your thoughts to actually engage instead of just going through the motions. Mindfulness Training for Teachers walked you through mindfulness with two mindfulness pros over at Intel: Marissa Powers and Lindsay Benjamin. And Mindfulness Activities for… Read More

10 Crazy Teacher Myths

By The Room 241 Team December 19, 2019

People will believe the weirdest things. And educators seem to be an easy target. But being a teacher means learning when to turn the other cheek, when to walk away, when to address the situation, and when to just laugh it off. So here’s a chance to practice! Have some fun and laugh at some… Read More

The Power of a Power Nap

By Ashley Previte December 17, 2019

The school day starts early. And you were up late last night preparing lessons, grading papers, and cutting out 35 new teddy bear name tags. Sleepiness is weighing down your eyelids and creating a mist through your brain. Caffeine may take off some of the edge, but what you really need — and want —… Read More

Quiz: If Your Teaching Style Were an Ice Cream Flavor…

By The Room 241 Team December 14, 2019

Few things in life offer more personality and flavor than ice cream — from smooth and simple vanilla to the more complex Rocky Road. But have you ever wondered how your teaching style measures up in the world of ice cream? Take this quiz to find the flavor that most closely matches your classroom style!

Relax Your Eyes With Palming

By Ashley Previte December 13, 2019

You’ve perfected the art of deep belly breathing, you’re a meditation master, you’ve got mindfulness on lock. But have you tried palming? If you haven’t heard of it, keep reading. It may just be your new go-to move to alleviate tension and even improve your vision. Palming for relaxation Perfect for relaxation of the eyes,… Read More

Each year, as you sit through those Right to Know meetings, do you ever wonder if the really dangerous toxins are actually some of the people in your life and not the Clorox wipes you have hidden in your file cabinet? Let’s be honest. Some people really need a clear label saying, Danger: Hazardous to… Read More

Kickback , Relax, and Celebrate Teaching With a Movie and Popcorn

By The Room 241 Team December 7, 2019

Sometimes the best escape from the day is to immerse yourself in a great movie. But sometimes it’s really fun to watch movies about the teaching profession, too. Use your next movie night as a time to celebrate your career with these fan faves. Warning: Some will make you laugh. Some will make you cry…. Read More

5 Healthy Comfort Foods to Help You Survive the Winter

By The Room 241 Team December 3, 2019

One of the worst things about being a working adult — especially a teacher —  is trying to decide what’s for dinner. Long days being in charge of a classroom can leave you feeling like you’d rather get a root canal than make another decision. But decide what’s for dinner we must. And let’s be… Read More

6 Scientific Benefits of Proper Hydration

By Ashley Previte November 25, 2019

As a teacher, sometimes a full glass of water during the day seems like a luxury. Most educators find themselves limiting their water intake because, well, there’s often a limit to the amount of bathroom breaks one can take. But without water, you can’t stay properly hydrated, and proper hydration is paramount to a healthy… Read More